DAYTON, Ohio --The Sports Business Journal has reported that the American Athletic Conference has agreed to a 12-year, $1 billion media rights deal with ESPN.
When contacted by The Inquirer, officials from both the AAC and Temple, which is a member of the conference, declined comment.
The AAC’s current deal extends through the 2019-2020 season and the new one would take place in 2020-21.
According to the report, the annual per-school average will be $6.94 million that each AAC school would receive, about $5 million more than the current deal.
The new deal, according to the report, gives ESPN rights to all of the AAC’s live programming, except for a small package of basketball games on CBS and some Navy football games on CBS Sports Network